Scoopon Travel takes off! Offering major event ticketing and packaged holiday deals
With a desire to broaden its audience and provide higher value deals, the launch of Scoopon Travel extends Scoopon’s leading position in the market and demonstrates its desire to innovate by bringing new and exciting offers to its members.
Jon Beros, general manager of Scoopon, says that the company has been in discussions with a number of major players in the travel and hospitality industry to lock in the relationships required to deliver major events and holiday packaged.
“Major event packages represent a huge opportunity for us and our members. We can now offer a one-stop travel solution – everything from flights and accommodation to ticketing at an unbelievable price,” Beros says.
“Having winning partnerships is crucial for success and ensures that we can offer the best deals from businesses we trust to deliver a fantastic experience to our members,” said Beros.
The launch of Scoopon Travel follows the company’s recent successful partnership with Strategic Airlines to offer airfares to Phuket which resulted in 2000 air flights being sold in 24 hours.
With the local tourism sector doing it tough, group buying deals have proven to be a winning marketing tool for operators looking to boost accommodation rates and attract new clientele.
Tim Oberg from Active Stays, Mermaid Beach recently ran a promotion with Scoopon and says, “Scoopon provided us with an opportunity to market our business throughout a stagnant tourism period which increased our occupancy rates. We were also able to report on an increase in bookings from those who spoke about our offer which attracted repeat business.”
Beros says that the travel and hospitality sector is one of many new market categories the company will be exploring as it looks to increase the value it can offer its members. “ Like any business, group buying needs to continually innovate to remain fresh and relevant. We are constantly looking for new and better ways to do things and new markets we can explore. It’s an exciting time and we have more surprises up our sleeve.”
To celebrate the launch of Scoopon Travel, Scoopon is offering a fantastic holiday deal to Fiji. For $1,099 customers can enjoy seven nights accommodation for two in a Superior Resort View Room at Outrigger on the Lagoon Viti Levu Island. The deal includes hot breakfasts every morning plus couples 1 hour spa treatments. Total value $1973. The deal goes on sale at noon on Thursday 8 September. For more information about the deal and terms and conditions visit www.scoopon.com.au
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* Telsyte June quarter 2011 group buying report
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Notes for editors:
Scoopon is Australia’s number one group buying site. Founded in 2010 by brothers Gabby and Hezi Leibovich, the site features one unbeatable deal a day on services and experiences.
Featuring everything from restaurant deals to pampering packages, movie tickets to luxurious getaways, every day at noon a new offer promises a top deal based on a pre-determined number of coupons purchased. With the deal relying on numbers to happen, Scoopon redefines social shopping as customers band together to secure something they really, really want for a fraction of the price!
Scoopon is part of the CatchOfTheDay eCommerce group, which boasts a combined membership base of more than 1.4 million active and engaged shoppers. Each day the e-commerce group receives more than 150,000 visitors to its sites, with a product sold from its sites every four seconds. Headquartered in Melbourne, Australia, the CatchoftheDay group employs more than 200 staff.
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Fast facts about Scoopon
#Australia’s number 1 group buying
site according to Telsyte group buying report March 2011 & June 2011
#Has saved Australian group buyers over $230 million this year alone
#Supports more than 2000 vendors
#Sells on average one deal every 4 seconds
#Has sold over 1.5 million Scoopons
#In the past year, Australia's favourite Scoopon deals were
Full day fishing charters (2000 in 3 hours)
Movie tickets (more than 20,000 sold in 24 hours)
Rendezvous hotel packages (more than 7,000 sold in 24 hours)
Melbourne attraction passes (more than 5,000 sold in 24 hours)
Swim with the dolphins packages (more than 2,500 sold in 24 hours)